Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:OPWV), Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), a global software innovator delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions, today announced that Openwave Passport, a service that enables operators to grow new data revenue streams through pay as you consume Web browsing plans and dynamic promotion of new service tariffs at the point of interest, was named a finalist in the innovative business model category for the Meffys Mobile Entertainment Awards.

“Openwave is pleased to have been recognized as an award finalist for a Traffic Mediation product that we consider core to our overall portfolio and an essential tool to manage the mobile data tsunami,” said John Giere, senior vice president, products and marketing, Openwave. “ Passport helps enables operators to offer a range of different data access plans to their subscribers, from a monthly recurring plan with specified “fair usage” limits to a more flexible pay-as-you-go, time-based “pass” that might be more suitable to the casual data user. We believe that Passport will help operators proactively offer metered service plans that enable them to better serve their customers and manage network costs.”

As the industry’s official benchmark for measuring success and rewarding innovation, the Meffys, now in their seventh year, recognize and honor the most influential mobile media players from around the world. This year, Meffys received entries covering 60+ countries which were judged by 45 journalists and analysts. Building on last year’s sold-out gala event, the organization is expecting 400+ international industry leaders and press to attend the Meffys gala dinner on 21 June in London this year.

Openwave Passport

Passport allows the operator to offer a range of different data access plans to their subscribers, from a monthly recurring plan with specified “fair usage” limits to a more flexible pay-as-you-go, time-based “pass” that might be more suitable to the casual data user. Passport monitors the user’s activity (by time or traffic volume) and can proactively inform them when appropriate of events such as allocated quotas being reached, changes to their service plan, new data changes that may apply or new services that may be of interest. The subscriber may also manage their service plans directly with on-demand access to time and/or volume “meters” and options for extensions or upgrades.

Openwave offers a complete portfolio of context-aware mediation and messaging products and services including Smart Policy, Analytics, Media Optimizer, Web Optimizer, Web Adapter, Passport, Email Mx and Rich Mail.

About Openwave

Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is a global software innovator delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers and the broader ecosystem to create and deliver smarter services.

Building on its mobile data heritage, Openwave mobilizes the Internet with predictive solutions fueled by real-time analytics that mediate among all different ecosystem elements, permitting the enhancement of every mode of IP traffic. The result can provide customers with a 360-degree view of their network, devices and services, and enables them to proactively optimize network resources, quickly launch smart mobile services, and provide a contextually relevant user experience.

Openwave is a global company with a blue chip customer base spanning North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Openwave is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit www.openwave.com.

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